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Springsteen's 'Born to Run' lyrics could fetch $300,000 at auction


Bruce Springsteen's early, handwritten manuscript to "Born to Run," the rocker's 1975 star-making hit, is expected to fetch between $200,000 and $300,000 when it goes up for auction in June, Sotheby's said on Friday.


Anti-Semitic letter by Wagner sold at auction in Jerusalem 24 Apr 2018

JERUSALEM A letter written by German composer Richard Wagner that underscored his anti-Semitism was sold to Jewish collector from Switzerland at auction in Israel on Tuesday for $34,000, the auction house said.

Ethiopia says British museum must permanently return its artifacts 24 Apr 2018

ADDIS ABABA Britain must permanently return all artifacts from Ethiopia held by the Victoria and Albert Museum and Addis Ababa will not accept them on loan, an Ethiopian government official said. | Video


Artist Jeff Koons, New York gallery are sued over late sculptures 19 Apr 2018

NEW YORK A Wall Street investor sued American artist Jeff Koons and a prominent New York City gallery on Thursday for more than $39 million over their failure to deliver three Koons sculptures, alleging a scheme to deceive customers.

'The Man Who Stole Banksy' tells Middle East street art tale 20 Apr 2018

LOS ANGELES "The Man Who Stole Banksy," a street art documentary that will premiere at New York's Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, spins a tale that mixes would-be art-world avarice with Middle East politics. | Video


Hitler's portrait of a lover to go up for auction 05 Apr 2018

BERLIN An oil portrait believed to have been painted by Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler of a little-known former lover will go under the hammer next week with an asking price of 60,000 euros ($74,000), a German auction house said on Thursday.

New York judge awards Nazi-looted artworks to Holocaust victim's heirs in key test case 06 Apr 2018

A New York judge on Thursday awarded title of two Nazi-looted drawings by noted Austrian painter Egon Schiele to a Holocaust victim's heirs in what art experts viewed as a key test case of a U.S. law designed to ease the recovery of such stolen works.


Rare Kabul exhibition brings taste of Mughal art back home 01 Apr 2018

KABUL An exhibition that reproduces the precious treasures of Mughal art in their original setting in Kabul's Babur Garden opened this weekend, bringing a rare moment of cultural relief to a city pounded by war for decades.


Van Gogh landscape expected to fetch millions at auction 28 Mar 2018

PARIS A landscape painting by Dutch impressionist Vincent Van Gogh that went on display in Paris on Wednesday is expected to fetch between 3-5 million euros ($3.7-$6.1 million) when it is auctioned in June.


Huge chocolate statues spring up in Belgium 30 Mar 2018

DURBUY, Belgium It sounds like a chocoholic's dreamland - giant sculptures of elephants and flamingos all crafted from Belgian chocolate. | Video